Monday, May 18, 2009

Pea-Soup Sailing at Sebago's First-Ever Laser District 8 Regatta!

What was I saying the other day, about always carrying a compass because of Jamaica Bay's ability to occasionally cough up a proper pea-souper?

Saturday's was pretty good!

The weather may've scared off a few potential participants (or more like "given them the excuse they were looking for not to drive into the wilds of Canarsie" ;D, c'mon, we all know that Laser racers don't scare that easily), and I think a lot of us were starting to get that slightly queasy what-if-we-had-a-party-and-nobody-came sort of feeling, but then, phew, the doorbell started to ring, so to speak. By nine-thirty or so, we had enough to make a proper race of it, and then, with a couple more late arrivals, we had enough to make for a very nice day of racing at the first-ever Laser District 8 regatta hosted by the Sebago Canoe Club. A good start for an event we hope will get bigger & better!

Here was one of the early first-place finishes by the gentleman who eventually took home the first-place plaque. Sorry about the big wobble at the end, I was the recorder & I forgot to stop the camera as I went for my pencil!
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Lots more pictures to come!

p.s. - Joe Joe Joe! Today's picture? NOT MY FAULT! The Puffin made me do it!

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Cross-posted at the Sebago Canoe Club Blog.

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